Tuaran Crocodile Farm

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Fergus G
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia4 contributions
Meh is an understatement
Oct 2021
Not the best Crocodile farm, but not the worst either. Just a tad bit average. The crocs are humongous, but would love to see more information or facts about crocodiles, for now it's just a rather sad affair of crocs huddled into a single place. Nothing much can be done aside from walking around seeing the animals at their pen, and, you wil finish walking the area after 30 minutes or less. If you just wanna tick it off your list, fine, go there ONCE. But I doubt there's anything that can bring you back for a second visit. When compared to our neighbouring state, Sarawak, they have a far more proper Crocodile Farm/Village, with enticing shows and activities. Learn a thing or two from them, I'm sure this farm will flourish.
Written 24 October 2021
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kaneandnarelle
Canberra, Australia9 contributions
Unusual place
Oct 2019 • Family
We spent about 90 minutes at the Tuaran Crocodile Farm.

It’s an usual entry with stuffed crocodiles used as props ie. wearing boots and gloves and doing a range of other human related activities - riding a jet ski.

Into the exhibit itself and it is a bit of a mixed bag as u wander through enclosures containing snakes, rabbits, birds, fish, deer, otters. Some of the enclosures were very well maintained but others appeared neglected and in need of attention...the fluorescent green catfish pond was one and the snake enclosure the other.

Onto the crocodile exhibition and we happened to catch the ‘show’. I have nothing but admiration for the two handlers getting that close to these huge animals but i left feeling very sorry for the two crocodiles who were constantly poked and prodded to do what was required of them to entertain the visitors.

Our visit reminded me that these farms (zoos) do have an important part in helping protect the species (and this farm is doing this) but it also reminded me that forcing animals to undertake such acts for entertainment is not right.

To the farm: Please think about dropping the show and spend more time telling the visitors about the crocodiles themselves and the part your playing in their conservation efforts in Borneo...! Market it accordingly and the tourists will come.

Price: r30 per adult and r20 for a child (4yrs). Then u can pay r1 to hold a baby crocodile and food for the fish and crocodiles is r2.
Written 23 October 2019
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Wil
3 contributions
Reptilian Affair
Dec 2018
The access road was not paved. Very high entrance fee for very few shows. Animals were not properly taken care off by looking at where they were kept.
Written 4 September 2019
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peattypazzi
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia3 contributions
Recommended
Jul 2019 • Family
The place is very nice and clean.
Recommended for family with kids to visit, but the fee is pricy even for local.
Written 31 July 2019
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764Curtis2012
Reading, UK2 contributions
Very cruel
Jun 2019 • Family
This was a terrible experience for myself and the three children. My daughter left crying, she was so saddened by the conditions that the animal had to live in. The crocodiles have very little space to move around, the shows are awful to witness, sedated crocs being prodded and poked.

We we very upset to see otters in a very small enclosure with nothing to eat and nothing to amuse them. They were making a very distressing nose and seemed to be very anxious and agitated. Next to this was a pen with a large male deer that was rutting against a wire fence which had loose wires sticking out that had cut his eye. Is enclosure was also very small and badly kept. He was clearly very distressed and desperate to get out.

It was heartbreaking to see these animals in such poor conditions. I urge you to avoid the place. Do not give them you money to allow them to commit terrible acts of cruelty on these poor animal.
Written 16 July 2019
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TravellerDWM
London, UK498 contributions
Large number of crocodiles not in the best conditions
Apr 2019 • Solo
It took a long time to get to Tuaran from KK due to traffic. Made it just in time for the show. Show was 15 minutes long and similar to shows in places like Thailand. Conditions for crocodiles is not the best as some have little room to move around. Feeding time is interesting to see whole chickens being fed to the crocodiles. Can also have picture taken with baby crocodile.
Written 16 May 2019
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Viajero Voyager
43 contributions
Rundown and possibly animal cruelty
Apr 2019 • Family
Luckily my children are not old enough to understand the sadness of this place as it is run down and signposting is almost non-existing. We came well on time for the feeding at Pond A at 11.30 but nothing was going on for 15min. As there is no staff anywhere we had to walk back to the reception to ask about the feeding. (they claimed that it had already happened, after the crocodile show at 11 that we missed (for better or worse in retrospect) On the upside they put on a private feeding for us and the others who had waited for it. The feeding is literally the staff throwing down (dead) chickens into the pond to the crocodiles that sometimes catch the bird or it then just floats around. Staff said they had 100 crocodiles in Pond A, not being a reptile expert I can of course not make any professional claim that this pond is enough for all these large beasts. But my common sense tells me it is to many in such a small pond.

Save your ringits don't go here!
Written 8 April 2019
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raylim888
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia1,102 contributions
Crocodile
Jul 2018 • Family
Bring my children to Crocodile Farm on school holiday. Beside crocodiles, there are still lots od animals like ostrich, deer, rabbit, turtle, butterfly and others inside the farm. Worth to come as my kids love it.
But pls wear hat because it is open air so weather is very hot.
Written 30 October 2018
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71emma
Kuching, Malaysia473 contributions
Average
Aug 2018 • Family
We visited on a morning of a weekday during the Malaysian school holidays. There were very few visitors. The children (six of them) were fascinated with the crocodiles and especially with being able to hold a baby croc. Crocodile show was short and not very impressive. However, giving free crocodile teeth made the little ones very happy :)
Feeding the ostrich and fish were enjoyable time for them too. The best part was feeding the chubby rabbits and petting them at the same time.
The downside was the very dirty toilets and butterfly farm without butterflies!
Would recommend for little ones.
Written 25 August 2018
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Supersal78
Adelaide, Australia9 contributions
Disgusting and upsetting experience
Apr 2018 • Friends
I wish I had read reviews first but we dropped in on the spur of the moment. Please don’t go here. Please don’t support these people as though they’re doing the right thing when they so blatantly aren’t.

The place is totally run down, the enclosures are small and filthy and most of the animals are starved for either, or both, food and attention. The first things you see when you enter include 2 Reticulated pythons with so many retained sheds over their eyes that they are unable to see and a young Brahminy kite in a small cage who sidles up to the wire and doesn’t stop whistling the entire time anyone is near. There are fish ponds so thick with dirt and algae that you can’t see what sort of fish are in there, there’s a butterfly house where 5 of us managed to spot only a single butterfly. The crocodile pools are a thick, iridescent green and you can’t even see an inch into the water. The crocs are all lying around on concrete slabs as there is no softer surface available out of the water. The majority of the animals seem to have to rely on tourists buying bags of food to feed them so they all come crying to the front whenever a person approaches. It is absolutely heart-breaking to see and hear them.

I’m guessing they’ve had complaints before as each enclosure has a print out of what the animal needs and what is done for them. Just the state of the enclosures suggests that the whole list is a load of rubbish they’ve put up to try and stop people asking questions.

This place puts on a 10 minute crocodile “show” twice a day to a pre-recorded commentary which causes the crocodiles to tense up and sink under water when the music starts. We caught the afternoon show which they began by bashing the crocs on the head with a wooden stick to get them to rear up with their mouths open. Then they poked them in the sides until they moved out of their tiny pools onto concrete so slippery they couldn’t stand up properly where they were moved and manipulated and even stood on by the two “trainers”.

A horrible end to a beautiful day out in the surrounding areas.
Written 16 April 2018
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